Grasse, France


Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department (of which it is a sub-prefecture), on the French Riviera.


The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. It obtained two flowers in the Concours des villes et villages fleuris contest and was made "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire" (town of art and history).


Three perfume factories offer daily tours and demonstrations, which draw in many of the region's visitors. In addition to the perfumeries, Grasse's other main attraction is the Cathedral, dedicated to Notre Dame du Puy and founded in the 11th century.  


Other sights include:

Saracen Tower, standing at 30m.

Monumental gate of the Hôtel de ville

International Museum of Perfume

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence

Church of Plascassier, built in 1644

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